Gamethread: White Sox at Braves

On a hot streak: ReyLo is looking to bring the heat against the hottest N.L. East team. (Clinton Cole / South Side Hit Pen)

Though the Chicago White Sox couldn’t outpitch the Atlanta Braves, the offense lived up to their end of the bargain. Scoring seven runs, the bats of the South Siders were heated up down South. Unfortunately, Iván Nova was plagued by his worst start as of late.

Luckily, baseball is a short-memory game, so as John Mulaney once said, “What’s yesterday?”

Today, Reynaldo López will try to help his team even the series in this weekend’s interleague play. This Rey of sunshine has had quite the second-half to the 2019 season. As a total of the halves, Reynaldo owns a 8-11 record, as well as a 5.08 ERA. López has also amounted an 0.8 WAR, according to Baseball Reference. Look for ReyLo to keep it rolling!

The former Houston Astro and late-to-the-2019-season, Dallas Keuchel, is 5-5 on the season, and he owns a 3.78 ERA. In only 13 games played this season, Keuchel has been worth 1.4 bWAR. Hopefully, the Sox can take advantage of Keuchel’s short 2019 season.

These are the South Siders tasked to get the job done tonight:

After his pinch-hit, three-run home run — Welington Castillo is tonight’s starting catcher, batting sixth. Other than that, the first five guys are the eyes of the future.

For Atlanta, their offensive-burst of a lineup is as follows:

This rejuvenated lineup is one to worry about during this series. After a ten-run party last night, these guys are aiming for a repeat.

I say we make things a little interesting and tie the series before a fun Sunday night game! NBC Sports Chicago will provide your Chicagoland TV broadcast, but MLB.TV will have tonight’s game as the free game of the day! As always, the ol’ faithful, WGN, has the radio coverage. It’s a 6:20 CT start, and I am itching to bring out the sunglasses emoji!